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According to classactions.com, there is currently a class action lawsuit against BMW mini cooper. When reading the website I found that your vehicle, the 09 mini cooper clubman, can be a part of the suit. It says, "Skeen and Freeman are seeking to represent a proposed class of all persons in the U.S. who currently or previously owned or leased a model year 2007 through 2009 Mini Cooper Hardtop or 2008-2009 Mini Cooper Clubman with an N12 or N14 engine and paid to repair or replace any engine components as a result of a defect in the timing chain tensioner". That being said, I would say yes it would be a good investment if the lawyers don't charge an arm for doing the case. If joining the suit isn't your cup of tee, there is currently a 2009 mini cooper clubman going for $8995 on craigslist OKC. The average price I found for an engine was $2000-$3500. Labor should be around 8hrs to replace this engine max. So 8hrsx$100/hr=$800+$100(antifreeze, Freon, oil, filter, etc).
So if we calculate the cost of labor and the engine you get anywhere from $2900-$4400. Now if you were to get lets say $9000 for your car. $9000-$2900=$6100 profit.
Furthermore, if you sold your car for $9000-$3500=$5500 profit. Either way low or high end you are looking good. I would definitely do it. The price you ask will depend on clean the car is, body, and mileage. Let me know if you need anything else! And please rate me!
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